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Companion Animal Practice
A practical approach to feline symmetrical alopecia
  1. Peter Hill

    Peter Hill qualified from the University of Liverpool in 1986. He spent five years in small animal practice and then completed a two-year residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently a lecturer in veterinary dermatology at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Edinburgh. He has a PhD for studies on the biology of mast cells, holds the diploma in veterinary dermatology and is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.


THE majority of cats presenting with skin disease will have one of four predominant patterns: miliary dermatitis, lesions of the eosinophilic granuloma complex, head and neck pruritus, or symmetrical alopecia. This article describes a practical approach to the diagnosis and management of feline symmetrical alopecia.

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